Monday, September 22, 2014

Banned Books Week 2014

Many libraries, including the Al Harris Library, will be celebrating Banned Books Week and the freedom to read during the week of September 21-27.   Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.  Hundreds of books are challenged or removed from libraries in the United States each year.  

More information on banned/challenged books can be found on the American Library Association's frequently challenged books pages.

We hope you will come by the Library and see our display of just some of the hundreds of books that have been banned or challenged over the years.

Let's celebrate our freedom to read! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall: It's Football Season

American, or gridiron, football was developed by the elite, east coast universities in the 1800s. The first intercollegiate game was played in 1869 between Princeton and Rutgers. Since that time, football games take place at universities all over the country during the fall semester. Many adaptations and rule changes have occurred over the years as the sport has become more popular.It was in the 1920s that college football became recognized as “America’s greatest sporting spectacle.” Based upon the nature of the competition, the architecture of football stadiums was created in the style of Greek stadiums and the Roman Colosseum.

Interestingly enough, college football has become known for the inclusion of bands and cheerleaders, pep rallies, bonfires, cookouts and tailgating, homecoming events, and alumni reunions as much as for the athletic thrills of the competition. Because of the involvement of many members of the student population, it is a ritual that is important in many ways to many people.

Football season is a great time to look at information about the sport, so stop by the display near the front door of the Al Harris Library to examine and check out the books about this American game.

While you are here on campus, enjoy a trip to Fast Lane Field and watch the Bulldogs in action!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Writing Center Hours for Fall '14

The Writing Center (Al Harris Library, B3) will open for the Fall semester on Tuesday, September 2nd  and will close on Wednesday, December 10th. The Writing Center will be closed during Fall and Thanksgiving Breaks.

Fall 2014 Hours
  • Monday: 2:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-noon and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 2:00pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-noon and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday:  8:30am-11:30am and 2:00pm-5:00pm
To schedule an appointment, please email or call (580)774-7083.

Dr. Denise Landrum-Geyer, the Writing Center Coordinator, will hold office hours in the Center on Wednesdays from 11:30am-1:45pm and Thursdays from 2:30pm-4:00pm.